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headquarters in boston with what this evening has in store for the form he governor. visiting a couple of key swing states this afternoon and through the day before showing up here for election night. he started in ohio and then to pittsburgh. something he is trying to do last night in new hampshire. let's give a listen to what he had to say. >> the last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength. a real movement across this country. look at the size of these crowds. i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors who couldn't get in. >> and the significant crowd expected here tonight as well. either plate tonight, either a concession speech or celebrate a hard fought victory. that is the latest live from boston. back to you, jim, pat. >>> thanks. president obama will watch election returns tonight in chicago. today he stopped by one of his campaign field offices. he thanked volunteers in person and on the phone. for their work on his behalf. steve handelsman has covered every step of this presidential caaign. he joins us live in chicago to wrap it all up. it is all
that gave him more latitude with the conservative base of the party. >> woodruff: speak of boston, and other places, let's hear now from our colleagues-- actually, ray suarez is in chicago. he and margaret warner are at the two presidential campaign headquarters, but, ray, we're going to come to you first. are you in chicago, and that's where president obama is tonight. >> that's right. he's just a few miles away. he's not here yet. and neither are a lot of the senior officials from the campaign. i think they probably want to waito see a little bit more, but illinois senior senator, senator dick durbin is here, and there have been a lot of poll closings, a lot of projections, but so far no surprises. what do you need to see before you can really relax? >> some of the key battled ground states-- florida, virginia, ohio, and of course when we get in the midwest, a little closer to my activity in the last few months for the president, taking a look at wis cons and i know iowa. if we can get the job done in the midwest, and i hope we do glie you're not up thisickle. whn you don't have a race, wh
basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. mitt and ann romney voted this morning in the boston suburban of belmont. he won't waste anytime today. he is now headed to am can pain rallies in cleveland and pittsburgh, saying momentum is on his side. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> yes, sir! >> it's evident in the size of these crowds. >> reporter: and the first election results are in. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: dixville notch gave 5 votes to each, president obama and mitt romney. it's the first town in the nation to vote. and we just received word that mitt romney and ann romney have cast their ballots as he was leaving the polling place someone asked him, who did you vote for? his response, i think you know. reporting live in boston, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> i think we all know. all right. randall pinkston in boston, thank you. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife jill cast their ballots early this
early voters mitt romney, new video just in romney emerged from his polling place in boston moments ago. he cast his rote in belmont, massachusetts. tonight he detail -- he will head to nearby boston. first last minute campaigning in ohio and pennsylvania both battle tkpwhrupbd states. president obama and the first lady are in chicago this morning. air force one arrived in the city last night following campaign stops in several battleground states. mr. obama will not be voting today he and the first lady cast their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across
the scandal of the boston police department @and spying on activists as well as federalization of local law enforcement. we only have a brief amount of time, but maybe you could talk about those issues and how they relate to the big picture of what has been debated over power militarization of law enforcement, spying on dissidents in general. >> we published a report called the leasing -- policing defense, which has blown the lid off a scandal. the boston police department has been spying on the peaceful activity of antiwar groups and peace groups in the city of boston. this is a major story in boston and unfortunately did not make it to the level of the statewide political race as far as the warren brown contest was concern. that is unfortunate, and that has to change. we saw with the occupied movement, i like to refer to it lifting rocks that showed the unseemly side of what has been going on. you really saw police departments, advanced equipment deployed at largely peaceful protest groups. this problem is getting worse. they will continue to fund the police departments for their federali
house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron live with the camp tonight. let's go to ed henry. with the president's camp and live in chicago. hey ed. . >>> you have to be in line when the polls close right? you have to be in line when the polls close and if you are in line then you can stay in line and they promise you will be able to vote. that means people have been in line for at least four hours. how long was the line when they got there? it could have been longer than four hours. that's florida for you tonight. florida. it's always florida. there is the possibility of a recount in florida which frankly now mayor may not matter for the president but you have to do it. >> if it's with in 1% of each other. if you are talking about excitement of voters that's maybe your best indication that voters excited in how dominant the economy was in the election. where there are a lot
our colleague ray swawrers and hopefully we'll be joined by margaret warner in boston. ray is at the presidential candidate night headquarters in chicago. ray, what is the sense right now? when we talk about this ground game issue, what does the campaign say about what they have over the romney campaign in terms of ground game? >> they said this time instead of sending volunteers and sending field workers from state to state, they concentrated much more heavily on using people that people know. i mean it sounds kind of obvious. but all the research shows that when someone you know talks about you... talks to you about casting the vote in the first place or voting for the person you prefer, that has a lot more impact than somebody showing up at your door with paperwork, a leaflet or a pitch for a candidate. so they've put much more emphasis on having people work their own neighborhoods this time around. and they say they have hit their marks, that they are getting out their numbers. and so far so good. gwen? >> ifill: well, ray, i'm also curious. you're standing there at the
, nancy. jan crawford has been covering the romney campaign. she is in boston tonight. jan? >> well, scott, governor romney just landed here about an hour ago after making campaign stops in that key state of ohio and in pennsylvania. he talked to reporters on the way back on the plane and he said he felt good about this campaign. they hadn't left anything in the locker room and that he thinks they're going to win. he said he just finished his victory speech. he's not written a concession speech. now, the mood inside the campaign tonight, scott, is one of cautious optimism, i'd say. but there is a little bit of nervousness and here's why: campaign sources that i'm talking with tonight say they are encouraged by the high numbers of republican turnout they're seeing in these swing states like ohio, florida, virginia. they believe that will outperform john mccain in 2008. that's the key to this election. they really had to run up the score in those areas. but here's where the nervousness comes in. they're also seeing some of the president's turnout in some of those democratic areas like in nor
they will close in ottawa, montana, and utah. alaska closes at 1:00 a.m. eastern time. we're in boston where the romney headquarters is located. the president and his team is in chicago. we're at the rnc headquarters in washington, d.c. and on capitol hill where the democrats are gathering and all evening we will show you the latest results. these are actual numbers. these are not projections as we track the key house, senate, and gov.'s races as well as the presidential race and you can keep track of all this on our website. this is the only network that gives you a forum to express your views in what is happening with results tonight and you can do so by giving us a phone call. the number is 202-730-triples 32. [inaudible] you can also join us on our twitter page. #cspan2012. we will get that in a couple of minutes. john boehner is here and let's get to some of the latest results. >> ap is calling some states in the presidential contest. let's start with new hampshire and take a look at the results. with 20% of precincts reporting, president obama has 55%. mitt romney at 44%. let's move on
hoped for. msnbc's chris jansing is outside headquarters in boston. it's eerie how quiet it is. there's nothing going on behind you. that's not the way they thought this was going to be the morning after the election. >> to say the least. and you mentioned mitt romney had spent almost seven years for president. it was over in about five minutes. a short of gracious concession speech. but that was preceded, chuck, by 90 of what were thought to be bizarre minutes where the media called for barack obama. and some for mitt romney said they would contest it there. at one point ryan got in his van and returned to the hotel. there was a question even when they said he was coming over here to make remarks whether it would be a concession speech. about an hour and a half after the networks called it, the mitt romney did call the president and then came into this ballroom for what i said was a very brief and very gracious final comment. so after one of the most -- the most expensive presidential race in history and one of the most acrimonious, mitt romney called for unity. >> the nation as you
states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the register office and they are giving away the i voted stickers here. you can see behind me there areelection workers waiting here for cars to drive on through. they have the setup for pool's convenience and these election workers are greeting the voters and take ballots as they dr
in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring just how close this election is expected to be, the first town of the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: margaret dixon, new dixville notch, new hampshire, gave five votes each to president and mitt romney. romney will vote and then hit the campaign trail rallying supporters in cleveland and pittsburg to get them out to the polls. romney said momentum is on his side. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> yes, sir! >> it's evident by the size of these crowds like this tonight, my goodness. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: romney says he will deliver the change the president promised but failed to do. another location in new hampshire ee linked, president obama 23, mitt romney 9 and a libertarian got 1 vote. back to you. >> thank you. >>> in just about 30 minutes ago, vice president joe biden and his wife jill biden cast their votes in delaware. >>> there's also a big battle over co
dukakis because a lot of my family still lives there, and i'm from there. i lost boston in 1977 when i left u.p.a. and "the new york times" and moved to washington for "time" magazine. >> where did you go to school? >> i went to college in maine, and finished up at brandice university. >> when did you first get interested in photography? >> very, very young. i was maybe 10 years old, 11 years old. my stepsister was roberta who was a journalist at the "proof dins journal" and a gentleman named win parks was working there. i forgot the other gentleman's name. but there were two photographers there, and i had some interest in cameras. she brought one of them home, and they taught me a little bit about cameras. i set up a little dark room. i was maybe 11 or 12 when that happened. and then i dropped it, as kids do, for like 10 or 12 years, and then i worked on the high school year book. i was interested for four or five months, and then didn't touch the camera for 10 years, eight years. >> what got you back to it? >> it was interesting. when i finally went back to school, i went to brandice
chicago and president obama. mitt romney at his headquarters in boston. victory and concession speeches from across the country. but the night, your reaction by phone, e-mail, facebook, and twitter. live coverage begins at 8:00 eastern. you can access interactive maps and the election results, track state ballot initiatives at c- span.org. >> we are bringing you historical victory and concession speeches throughout the day here on c-span. coming up, we bring you president george conceding critic george bush conceding the race to arkansas gov. bill clinton. he speaks to supporters and family members at the westin galleria in houston. [applause] >> thank you very much. listen, we have got to get going. thank you. thank you very much. >> thank you, george. >> thank you so much. well, here's the way i see it. here's the way we see it and the country should see it -- that the people have spoken and we respect the majesty of the democratic system. i just called governor clinton over in little rock and offered my congratulations. he did run a strong campaign. i wish him well in the white house
both submitted our economic proposals to the boston globe. they were sent out four independent economic analysis. what the independent economists found is that i was 67% more effective at cutting the deficit then senator brown. why? because i am willing to make cuts. i am willing to make substantial cuts. i support substantial cuts. i also believe we have to raise revenues. that is what it will take to get serious about our deficit. i truly believe on this one, this is about our children and grandchildren. we cannot leave it to our grandchildren to pay off our debts. >> great question. we are in the $16 trillion national debt. we are in another trillion dollar deficit. you cannot keep borrowing to pay our bills. when we are talking about cutting military spending, we have party cut in half a trillion dollars. that affects many people in this room and people watching. i have been battling as a member of the arms services committee to try to find the resources to protect our men and women who are serving. we have sequestration coming up. we are trying to work in a bipartisan effort to ste
in boston. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks join us with their analysis. >> ifill: jeffrey brown on who's voting and why, plus key congressional races with christina bellantoni and stuart rothenberg. >> woodruff: we get historical perspective from michael beschloss and richard norton smith. >> ifill: and hari sreenvasan shows how you can find the latest results online at our data-driven map center. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> music is a universal language. when i was in an accident i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own. with united health care i got help that fit my life, information on my phone, connection to doctors who get where i'm from, and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never miss a beat. >> we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. united health care. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a heal
want to start with byron york. byron, good morning to you. in boston we find you there. let's go through this. how did the president's team put together this winning coalition. >> he reassembled the coalition he had in 2008. did extremely well with the groups i had done well with before, women, especially unmarried women, blacks, latinos, a number of groups republicans thought would be discouraged and would drift away from the president, they didn't drift away from the president. going to obama rallies, they were pretty fired up and they showed up on election day. bill: you have been talking to the romney camp. what are they saying about how and where they came up short. >> i ran into romney's entire brain trust. many of them were pointing a finger at hurricane sandy. that romney had momentum in the polls and after that the momentum was broken. and some said that obama had done enormous damage in may, june and july. but there were big issues at stake in this campaign. two different views of governing, higher taxes were more regulation and more spending and the vote terse chose pr
-span. but what soldiers now placed on century duty on the road in and out of boston and on guard outside the homes, officials and with british artillery now aimed at the town house of the general court, it is easy to understand why many boston residents felt threatened by the occupation. many he is how some soldiers try to stir up racial tensions in their town. not everyone in boston is white. for instance, with an -- within a month and there are rival, three british officers had been discovered encouraging some african american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of the stock officers assured these black bostonians that the soldiers were there to procure their freedom and that with their help and assistance, we should be able to drive all the liberty bowl is to the devil. while that slaves he talked to ignore these lies, the british army was not there to free the slaves. several white residents marched complaints -- loged complaints. >> colonial life in british occupied boston, saturday night at 8:00 eastern, part of a holiday weekend now through monday morning on c-span
at the boston convention center. i talked to a top campaign aide, he said they were feeling confident. they like what they're seeing in their internal polls. now it's just all about which of these candidates' supporters are most intense and most enthusiastic and how many of them are going to turn out to vote today. >> jan crawford, thank you. president obama made his last campaign stops monday in wisconsin, ohio, and iowa. and after his final rally in des moines, the president spent the night in his hometown of chicago. nancy is there. good morning. >> reporter: the president is waking up in his own townhouse th morning, and unlike governor romney, he is staying put. no campaign stops. he'll play a traditional pickup basketball game with friends and aides, maybe drop by obama campaign headquarters to thank all of his staffers and volunteers. then tonight he will head to this convention center for what he hopes will be a victory party. on a clear, chilly night, president obama joined 20,000 supporters at the same corner in downtown des moines where he opened a small campaign office back in 2007.
with the romney campaign in boston and raw suarez at obama headquarters in chicago. >> it's the final frenetic day of the final campaign of his political career. the president ran from state to state starting in madson, wisconsin. the star power was kicked up a notch with an introduction from rock legend bruce springsteen. >> i get to fly around with him on the last day that i will ever campaign. that's not a bad way to end things. >> suarez: mr. obama called on his supporters not to be frustrated by the pace of change. instead, he encouraged them to send a message to those who blockedded his policies every step of the way. >> what they're counting on now is that you're going to be so worn down, so fed up, so tired of all the squabbling, so tired of all the dysfunction that you're just going to give up and walk away and leave them... leave them right where they are. pulling the strings, pulling the levers. and you locked out of the decisions that impact your lives. in other words, their bet is on cynicism. wiscsin, my bet is on you. >> suarez: the president also accused his republican rival of try
to concede after many networks took an hour to call the race. danielle leigh is live in boston with more on that. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this ballroom cleared out almost immediately after romney conceded the race. thousands of once excited supporters walked out in quiet disappointment, in many ways, the life just sucked out of them. romney appeared for only a few minutes and briefly addressed everyone. he thanked them for their support, congratulated barack obama, and then he discussed his disappointment that he would not be the next u.s. president. >> i so wish, i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes, to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation shows another leader, and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. thank you and god bless. >> reporter: and another key topic that came out of mitt romney's speech here, he said that leaders need to work together. he called on them to come across the table and address the gridlock in congress. that's something that's going to be a key topic in the n
the key and political divide remains and in "the columbus dispatch." ohio wins with ohio. the "boston globe" reads "economy kept obama afloat. blocked romney win, and here's a forward thinking headline in "the wisconsin state journal." observers say paul ryan now a front-runner for the 2016 gop nomination. tell me we're not already talking about 2016. >> let the race begin. of course, we're keeping our eye on another big story as well this morning. can you probably see the flags moving pretty briskly behind us. that is a sign of what's to come as nasty weather, a nor'easter bears down on already storm-ravaged parts of this east coast. al is live along the new jersey shore with what we can expect. >> all right. we want to get right to our top story, the election results. nbc's kristen welker had a late night covering president obama's campaign, and she joins us this morning from chicago. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. well, president obama is waking up as a two-term president. a lot of people said it wouldn't be possible because of the stagnan
. at his boston headquarters the republican candidate spoke for fife minutes also calling for unity. >> the nation is at a critical point and at a time like this, we cannot risk political bickering and posturing. our leaders have the reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the stagnant economy was the top issue for voters and almost scuttled the president's bid for re-election. and president obama telling the nation, he got the message. >> you told us that you want us to focus on your jobs and not ours. in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges that we can only solve together. >> reporter: still the chicago crowd was electrified as the president delivered a soaring speech in which he thanked all of those who supported him, including his family. >> sasha and malia, before our very eyes, you are growing up to become two very smart beautiful women just like your mom. michelle, i have never loved you more. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love wit
's speech early this morning was a gracious one. we'll take you live to boston. we'll take a look at what went wrong for the romney campaign. >>> many people are crediting the campaign organization as one of the reasons for his re- election win. the political reporter joins us via skype joins us outside of washington, d.c. how did obama's campaign get out the vote efforts really pay off? >> reporter: well, if you break down the redales and start -- details and start -- and start looking at them, it's almost county by county, the president winning most of the same counties in florida and in ohio and then you start then going into the details and you see that the democrats were able to get out of vote again and sometimes mitt romney was not even able to reach the level of what john mccain had gone four years ago. one example in franklin county, the obama people were able to get 15,000 more votes than people while the mccain levels were not reached by romney. down in south florida, miami- dade, home to marco rubio. the romney campaign couldn't come close as the obama squeezed the out 70,000
eastern time to concede the race. jan crawford is in boston where the republican nominee spoke to his supporters. >> reporter: governor romney waited about an hour to concede after the state of ohio was called for the president. everyone thought it's over but the romney campaign wanted to see some more of the actual votes from some of those suburbs around cincinnati. they didn't want to give up. when colorado was declared for the president, the campaign knew that was it, romney picked up the phone and called the president. >> this election is over, but our principles endure. i believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to aesurgent economy and to renewed greatness. >> reporter: a defeated mitt romney was gracious. >> i believe in america. i believe in the people of america. >> reporter: after running for president for 17 months, his campaign came up empty. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> reporter: there was clear disappointment as the reality of what could have
for all the hard work on the campaign trail. >> different scene in boston. mitt romney was ever gracious in his concession speech. >> i wish all of them well but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> romney said he had no regrets and asked all-americans to help get the country on top. he made no mention of his future plans. the president said he looks forward to sitting down with romney. paul ryan returns for chairman of the house budget committee. >> thank you very much. now, the battleground state of virginia was one of the most closely watched last night. >> democrats were hoping for a repeat of 2008 when the commonwealth went. more on the virginia results. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. virginia certainly lived up to its status as a battleground state. this race was too close to call well into the night before president obama could finally claim victory. he won re-election defeating mitt romney taking virginia's 13 electoral vot
a look and let's show you what's going on. airport delays from the i'd 95 corridor from boston all the way to washington, d.c. we're in fact getting rain here in point pleasant beach. we're worried about the storm surge. that's why they put up this berm, this do you know, to try to protect against the storm surge that could be anywhere from 3 to 5 feet, 8 to 12-foot waves, peach irose and coastal flooding. wind gusts of 65 miles per hour, and we are also talking about rain, and, yes, snow. along the coast, anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain, but you get inland, and we're talking about upwards of 2 to 6 inches of snow from philadelphia up into northern new jersey and some isolated spots could get up to anywhere from 9 to 12 inches. >> good morning.ing on it will be a breezy and chilly day with off and on rain showers. some snow might stick on the >> and that's your latest weather. now back to the gang. nice and warm. >> but you're doing a great job, al. >> he is. hang in there, al. coming across the street a few minutes ago, gusty and flurries, snow flurries. >> got a future as a
. >>> in the morning line, the wizards were in boston looking for their first win of the season. final seconds left in the game, chris singleton throws down the jam to tie it and send it in overtime. the celtics would win it 100- 94. the woirtdz are now winless in three games this season. >>> duane wade is eying her ily waiting to hear when his team will make a traditional championship trip to the white house. wade has been an ardent supporter of president obama. miami will be in d.c. to face the wizards december 4th. it is possible the white house visit could happen around that time. why not, since they're already here. why not? go meet the president while air here. >> i think the christmas tree lighting might be that day. >> is it? >> i feel like it is right around this. the forecast, we're a little cool out there. had our first flakes of the season last night at reagan national. that is a big deal. and things are getting better here over the next couple of days. the trend will be to warm things up. a nice pattern change ahead. today, we'll transition out of the of the cloud cover we had. we're h
to voters in key swing states n. chicago, craig bosswell, fox news. >> and let's go to boston, massachusetts, where jennifer davis is standing by. she's live with the romney campaign there and what is the scope like there tonight, jennifer? >> reporter: after voting, they make one last dash to ohio for 11th hour campaigning. he doesn't want to look back with any regrets. mitt romneys and his wife ann cast ballots and they hit the trail for one last day heading to the buckeye state. >> it's critical and this is a big day for big change. we're about to change america to help people in ways they couldn't imagine to have help for good jobs. >> reporter: his running mate voted in wisconsin before joining romney in ohio. >> this is a day we work hard and got them back on the right track. >> reporter: they shared a quick one at wendy's and split up for the final visit of their campaign. ryan's last stop is in virginia and governor romney makes a final push in pennsylvania, hoping to turn things in a favor and a state that hasn't voted for a republican presidential candidate since 1988. at the big r
the obama campaign and boston behind the scenes with romney. to the heated battleground states across the country where this election will be decided and our team tracking your vote everywhere in the crossroads of the world with the crowds in times square. and with our partners from univision in miami plus abc's barbara walters, katie couric and our powerhouse team telling you who's winning and why on this historic night, election night 2012, the stakes so high, the race so close, america's next president decided tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." once again from abc news election headquarters in times square, new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> you are looking at times square, usa, the pulse of the nation. also the crossroads of the world, 182 million people pass through here every year and tonight, it is election headquarters for abc news and we are so glad to have you back with us on this very big night, george. >> we have an entire team right out here with us. our reporters an analysts over on that side of the room, jon karl karl, cokie robert, ron brownstein.
time in half between washington and new york, as well as between new york and boston. capital spending to increase speeds and upgrade amtrak's infrastructure is the ticket to transporting americans in a cost-effective and energy efficient manner. we in labor are amtrak's partners. we urge this committee to allow amtrak the latitude to reorganize if they so see the need, but more importantly to authorize substantial amounts of additional funds for amtrak's capital needs. amtrak also plays a central role in financing our railroad timer system which is a self-funded -- retirement system which is a self-funded pension system that this committee in 2000 and 2001 reformed. changes in the federal treatment of amtrak such as significant funding cuts or passenger rail privatization could jeopardize the kohl van hollency of our railroad retirement system that affects 270,000 career railroad employees around the country. americans want a national inner city passenger network and amtrak is uniquely able to fill that need. highways and commercial aviation will not alone meet the nation's future tra
traditionally vote for the democratic candidate. >> pelley: thank you, we're going to switch over to boston and speak to ed gillespie who is one of mitt romney's autopsy communicatio --top communicatio. thank you for being with us. it looks like ohio is leaning the president's way. i wonder how you see ohio. >> we feel pretty good about ohio, scott. the fact is where you look where the turnout is highest, we have great turnout in republican leading areas. we were able to shave 263,000 votes in the early vote in the absentee ballots from the advantage that president obama enjoyed over senator mccain in 2008. in the diminishment of the democrats early vote advantage, our republican intensity and what we've been seeing in the polls relative to independent voters in ohio, we feel like it's very much in our side tonight when i look at where these votes are coming in from we also female good about thal -- feel good about the numbers in the county and precincts and need to carry with big numbers and we're doing that tonight. >> pelley: one of the swing states we do not have enough information to
on the stage after his speech at the boston convention and exhibition center. >> let us take a quick break from politics we will get back in a minute. a quick update with weather and traffic morning erica. >> good morning to you james. it is foggy. record- breaking temperatures we saw yesterday and the rain we are expecting tomorrow. temperatures in the '40's and '50's into the afternoon. sunday but preconditions. the fog returns to the coastline ahead to the later hours. for those of you leaving the house downtown tampa cisco of 54. 57 in san jose. concord 50 degrees. i will show you where the numbers will head into the afternoon and my next report george. >> is a great start to the morning commute we are not tracking any hot spots. we're not looking at in the slow traffic for high with four or interstate 580. the quick you check shows by traffic around the bay area weather in the east bay, south bay, peninsula with and what they ride. at the bay bridge toll plaza traffic very light now with no delays either to or across the upper deck. james. >> thank you george back to politics. as expected
. both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endure. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. he calls for reconciliation and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a hard-fought campaign. in fact, later he said, we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply. >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. cheers ] >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. [ applause and cheers ] >> you el
challenged and eluded us. >> as for mitt romney, in a twisted this picture of him in his boston hotel room this morning surrounded by family members, and a gallon of chocolate milk. after a gracious concession speech mitt romney's political future remains uncertain. his running mate, paul ryan returns to his old job in congress. >> with this level of the president did a very, very effective campaign. second i think the country was looking at a different set of things and we were looking at. >> we are going to hear a lot about what it is not the republicans that are celebrating into michael yaki will be here to analyze the results. >>pam: new tonight an attempted kidnapping of a 42 year-old girl in broad daylight in east oakland this happened on tuesday as the child was walking to her neighborhood on the international boulevard near 103rd. they tried to grab her from behind around 4:30 >> they tried to draw occurred toward the vehicle they believe that she was going to be put inside of that car. she was able to break free from this stranger. she told her parents what happened and the first
now. >> election not on c-span. live coverage of president obama in chicago and mitt romney in boston. and your reaction, by phone, e- mail, facebook and twitter. look for live coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. "washington journal" continues. joining us is fred sainz, of the human rights campaign. why is the same sex ballot important? guest: marriage equality has never won at the ballot box. we have four races across the country. we stand a good chance for marriage equality to really be a firm -- affirmed by voters and our country for the first time in history. as a very important one for committed and loving gay and lesbian couples across the country that want nothing more than the freedom to marry. host: what states are involved? guest: the state of washington, maryland and maine. and in minnesota we are fighting a constitutional amendment that would prohibit marriage equality. legislature is in both of those states, they passed a law into effect, and catholic governors in both of those states signed those bills, both of those states have laws that allow citizens to go and re
secretary of defense. howie carr, nice to see you this morning. >> good to see you. >> there is boston guy and a massachusetts guy. is he qualified? certainly a lot of years in the military certainly a lot of years in the senate. is he he qualified. >> i suppose he is. all the old stories. the testimony from 1971 when he he said that some of his fellow soldiers were vietnam from war criminals. i really don't think that he really wants to be secretary of defense. i think i would be the secretary of state. being the secretary of defense, you know, even if he had to go through a bruising confirmation process it's going to be a thankless job in the next few years. there are going to be defense department budget cuts. you have this mess in afghanistan. and these generals are involved in scandals. i think he would rather be secretary of state. >> clearly, i think he is lobbying for that job. one that looks like is going to susan rice. either way it looks like it could open up a spot for scott brown to run there in massachusetts which we won't get into. if kerr is is the secretary of defense. wha
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